Prior to the suspension of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers had completed over 75 percent of their regular-season schedule and held a comfortable six-game lead in the loss column over the second-place LA Clippers. Barring an unlikely collapse, they will finish with the best record and the top seed position in the Western Conference. But what do they need to do to succeed in the playoffs?
There have been all kinds of talk about how well the Lakers will or won’t do in the postseason. Fans have speculated about what they need. Let’s deal with the reality and put some of that conjecture to rest.